Tuesday, October 25, 2011


1) Where are you from?

I am from Crete, an island in the South of Greece. Particularly, I'm from Heraklion which is the capital of island.

2) what's your hometown like?

My hometown is one of the biggest towns of Crete with many facilities because it is the capital of the island, so many services are concentrated there, regarding entertainment and life in general.

3) What do you like about where you live?

What I like about living in Heraklion is that the distances are short, so everything you want to do is easy. Heralion is situated by the sea but at the same time you can go to the mountain and the countryside.In addition,it has many restaurants where you can taste the traditional cousine and many bars and cinemas where you can have fun with your company.

4) Would you like to live anywhere else?

No, I thing that I couldn't live anywhere else because here in my town I can find everything I want.It is the place where I was born and all my relatives, my parents,my friends are here. Everytime I leave the town for a while, and I return after a few days, it's very relaxing to be again in a familiar place, it makes me feel good.

5) What kind of vacation do you enjoy?

I enjoy going to different places and not staying in the same place every time. Even if I go to the same place I like exploring what else is nearby, and every time I find something interesting that I hadn't seen the previous time. I don't like staying only on the beach without doing anything. I prefer to be more active. This means that I swim a lot, play rackets or volleyball on the beach. Towards the end of the day, and after all these activities I like relaxing on the beach.

6) Did you go on vacation last summer?

Yes, I went on vacation last summer with my husband and a couple of close friends too, in a place which is named Ligres in the South of Crete. It was very restful, without stress at all. We had a good time all together and we laughed a lot.

7) What are you planning for your next vacation?

I would like to go abroad, in Romania where I studied some years ago. I am planning to be there for my next vacation because I heard that everything has changed. So I am very curious to see the place where I lived for 5 years and I have so many memories. I look forward to seeing all the classmates too.

8) What are you doing tonight/this weekend?

I don't have any plans for tonight, but for the weekend I would like to go on excursion in Athens to visit some good relatives and to have good time together. We can go to the theatre to see a good performance which I heard that is on now or we can go to a big concert in the music hall.

Halloween, tradition and technology

After surfing the Net and googling certain concepts, answer the following questions:

What is Halloween and what do its celebrations involve?

Is keeping traditions important to a nation? Is knowing about foreign traditions equally important?

How can tradition be combined with cutting edge technology that has radically altered the way we used to live?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Two extra activities! :-)

1) Visit www.sixflags.com and leave a written comment about which theme you would choose and why, using the words you learnt in this unit.

2) Visit www.earthtv.com/en and write about which place you would like to visit and the reasons for your choice.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Many people believe it is better to spend their money enjoying themselves and not worry about saving for the future. Do you agree with this?

I personally believe that all of us should worry about saving for the future and especially for our children's future. So we should save money for a rainy day.

It is true that most people spend money on things that they don't need such as new mobile phones or to cheer themselves up with a trip, but one day they maybe will find themselves in a difficult situation and in this case they should cope with their problems. For one thing, we should always be prepared to pay fore health's problems. In my opinion this is the most important reason why people should think about saving money for a rainy day. For instance, a cousin of mine had such a problem with his child who was ill and when he needed some money for the hospital, he couldn't pay because he had just returned from a trip.

For another thing, people should be worried about saving money for life's big events, and one such event is a wedding or their children's well-being. I think that a parent derives big pleasure when he is be able to provide some things to their children's wedding. I felt this when my brother got his son married, and he could pay for all arrangements of the wedding. He was very happy for this.

Finally, to be able to help your children when they start making their own start in life is another reason to save money. This does not mean that we must be stressed for all these, but we ought to think in such a way that will help us have a good life, satisfy our needs as well as the needs of our own people.

To sum up,it is a good idea to save money for a rainy day, but without this making us very anxious, because anxiety does not solve problems.